As a commercial and employment hub on the Eastside with more than 140,000 workers and 133,000 residents, the City of Bellevue supports alternatives to single-occupancy vehicles for getting around the city.
To encourage that, the city has created Choose Your Way Bellevue, a one-stop resource for transportation alternatives. Whether people choose to ride the bus, walk, carpool or ride a bike, residents and commuters will see benefits, including less traffic and less air pollution. A video on the Bellevue Transit Master Plan highlights the importance of transit to the community.
The city has a Transportation Demand Management plan to encourage alternate modes of transportation and maximize the efficiencty of the existing transportation system. Reducing trips helps manage congestion, lowers spending on new transportation facilities and lessens neighborhood impacts. Trip reduction can help the city meet its goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transportation, which accounts for 43 percent of overall emissions.